Barbosella australis care
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Barbosella australis care
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 02-04-2022, 10:27 PM
StanTheMan StanTheMan is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2021
Posts: 71
Barbosella australis care
Default Barbosella australis care

Hello everyone. So recently I got this Barbosella australis plant. As far as I understand, they require quite the bit of humidity and they benefit from bright light as they may bloom more prolifically. Anyone growing this can share any other advice or experience? Thanks in advance!

Stan.
Attached Thumbnails
Barbosella australis care-img_20220202_144219-jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-05-2022, 08:16 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 10,496
Barbosella australis care Female
Default

I don't grow that particular Barbosella species, but the ones that I have grow rather shady. I grow them outside so they get cool winter nights and moderately warm summers. I water them daily (but I live in a rather dry climate)

If you have the conditions for mounted plants, they grow well mounted, since they have a creeping habit.
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids (Visit my back yard)

See what orchid species are blooming in Southern California(New page for January 2023)
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes StanTheMan liked this post
  #3  
Old 02-05-2022, 08:38 PM
StanTheMan StanTheMan is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2021
Posts: 71
Barbosella australis care
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roberta View Post
I don't grow that particular Barbosella species, but the ones that I have grow rather shady. I grow them outside so they get cool winter nights and moderately warm summers. I water them daily (but I live in a rather dry climate)

If you have the conditions for mounted plants, they grow well mounted, since they have a creeping habit.
Thanks, Roberta! It's just a video I watched on youtube, this guy had two Barbosellas and the one that received more light boooom it was full of blooms and the other one was quite poor, though the size was the same. I grow indoors so I always stay away from mounted enclosures. I have it with coco peat, lava rock for aeration and a little moss on top, same as my Masdevallia whom by the way has loved this setup.

Cheers,

Stan.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-05-2022, 09:08 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 10,496
Barbosella australis care Female
Default

The indoor "higher light" is likely more gentle than my outdoor light... My Barbosellas are in shade, but that's relative. Maybe it's more "bright shade". Hard to compare indoor lighting with what my plants get from Mother Nature.
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids (Visit my back yard)

See what orchid species are blooming in Southern California(New page for January 2023)
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes StanTheMan, harpspiel liked this post
  #5  
Old 02-06-2022, 11:43 PM
StanTheMan StanTheMan is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2021
Posts: 71
Barbosella australis care
Default

It's all so relative without proper measures. Then there's these terms, for some people indoors means shade when it can actually be full sun.

Stan
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-06-2022, 11:55 PM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
Barbosella australis care
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 16,215
Barbosella australis care Male
Default

Place your hand between the light source and the plant.
Very bright light = your hand casts a shadow with very sharp edges.
Bright light = your hand casts a shadow with blurry edges.
Low light = your hand casts an indistinct shadow.
Very low light = your hand does not cast a shadow.

This is enough most of the time.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes StanTheMan liked this post
  #7  
Old 02-21-2022, 08:38 PM
StanTheMan StanTheMan is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2021
Posts: 71
Barbosella australis care
Default

Thanks, estacionseca. Unfortunately my schedule is very busy so I can't go and place my hand between the sun and my orchid (hehe, just wanted to make you giggle). Nah in that case it seems my Barbosella is in low light. It has been dropping quite a few more leaves but I've put it with a saucer of water on the bottom, just like I keep my Masdy. Hope this makes a change.

May you have a good one,

Stan.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
australis, barbosella, bloom, growing, share


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Care Sheets - Genus, Species Specific and General Orchid Care Dorothy Beginner Discussion 3 12-06-2013 08:49 PM
Burr. Stefan Isler 'Lava Flow' care? OrchidTear Beginner Discussion 8 10-19-2013 06:19 AM
Barbosella geminata Tindomul Pleurothallis Alliance 4 03-21-2013 10:44 AM
Barbosella cucullata Tindomul Pleurothallis Alliance 6 03-08-2013 11:58 PM
Does anyone know where I can find a Miltassia care sheet? junklecat Beginner Discussion 7 01-17-2009 04:21 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:56 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.